This is a simple step by step guide to make your own Zippo Lighter LED Flashlight.
A few years ago Zippo had a flashlight version of their amazing classic lighter. These Zippo flashlights never really caught on, most likely because they were dim and the batteries didn't last. None the less, I thought this was a good idea and wanted to find a way to do it better.
Now I know what some of you are thinking, "Why would some one take apart a perfectly good Zippo?" I have multiple lighters and I don't smoke. The only thing I use a lighter for is igniting fireworks and campfires.
So, why not make an awesome flashlight ? The Zippo Lighter is an American icon and I wanted to put a new spin on it. Here is my idea, creation, and Instructables project. I hope you enjoy.
For more information on LEDs please see the Wikipedia page ( HERE
). Truly amazing stuff.
This is my second version of this project. If you would like to see my prototype and first try at this idea please see the last step.